Eoin Butler: writer, journalist and Mayoman of the Year

Tripping Along The Ledge


This is (barely) funny

Do you like Burger King? Read the rest of this entry »

September 29th, 2010. Comment now »

Published: Village Magazine, September 2005

The lonesome death of Hank Williams

*Jun 01*
This year does not mark the fiftieth anniversary of the lonesome death of Hank Williams. That was over two years ago, on New Year’s Day 2003. Nor is this the centenary of his birth – that milestone won’t be reached until September 17th 2023. A glossy, overpriced compilation of his greatest hits is not in stores now. And it doesn’t include underwhelming “new” tracks, or feature inane liner-notes penned by the director of some lame biopic. Read the rest of this entry »

September 28th, 2010. 12 Comments »

What begins as a few isolated titters soon swells….

…with the help of a few nudges and discreet whispers, until soon the entire room is convulsed with laughter. Read the rest of this article here.

September 28th, 2010. 6 Comments »

Miscellaneous Amusing Items I Come Across #45

Its all a matter of getting your priorities straight, isn’t it?

September 27th, 2010. Comment now »

This one goes out to…

Saturday would have been my father’s 62nd birthday. I met my mother for lunch and pretended not to remember. My upset would only cause her upset. My pain would be her pain. You could fill Urlar Lake with our tears. (My mother doesn’t read this blog by the way.) Here’s something nice I once wrote about him. Here’s something else. And here’s something else.

September 26th, 2010. 9 Comments »

Astral Weeks (1968)

Myself and Darragh went on a bit of an auld gallivant in my sister’s car last weekend. This was one of the CDs in the receptacle. The words have been embedded in my brain since. I ain’t nuthin’ but a stranger in this world…

September 26th, 2010. 3 Comments »

Elvis… is it yourself?

Mission: Trick a Psychic into Contacting Someone Who Never Existed
Purpose: My own amusement
Venue: Georges Street Arcade
Time: 13.57, 13/11/2003
Tools: Concealed microphone
Miscellaneous: Feeling peckish, may get a sandwich later Read the rest of this entry »

September 23rd, 2010. 2 Comments »

Book smart v street smart

Book smart v Street smart
Congratulations to bright sparks James, Will, Leo, George, Jonathan, Chris and Edward from King’s School in Grantham, Lincolnshire who were all admitted to Mensa this week. Thanks to their cooperation in posing for this press photograph, published in all the English papers today, every knuckleheaded teenage bully in Lincolnshire and beyond knows who they are, what they look like and where they go to school. Read the rest of this entry »

September 22nd, 2010. 3 Comments »

“I bailed out and landed in the sea. The other pilot… didn’t make it”

Both aircraft were critically damaged. The Irishman managed to save himself by gaining enough altitude before his aircraft disintegrated to parachute safely. In dramatic footage that’s available to access on the internet, his parachute can be seen opening a split second before he hits the water. The Swede, meanwhile, plummeted to his death in the Mediterranean Sea. Read the rest of this article here.

September 22nd, 2010. 5 Comments »

Handsomest Mayoman contest went right down to The Wire

second series
This night last week I was on the lash in Dublin with Eddie, Buzz and Boo from the Hardy Bucks, celebrating RTE’s decision to commission a second series.* (And that’s before we even know if the first one is any good!) Two days later I was in Dingle, interviewing actor Aidan Gillen about his upcoming series Love/Hate. One of these encounters was wild, raucous and thoroughly enjoyable. The other was stilted and kinda awkward. You’ll have to guess. I’m not going to say. Read the rest of this entry »

September 21st, 2010. 13 Comments »